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HSEE 2015 Notification and Exam Date

HSEE 2015 Notification and Exam Date

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai invites application for (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) for the year 2015.

HSEE 2015 is an yearly exam conducted for admissions to Integrated M.A. in Development Studies and Integrated M.A. in English Studies at Indian Institute of Technology Madras HSEE is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

HSEE 2015 Eligibility Criteria:

=> Candidates applying for HSEE-2015 should have either completed or should be appearing in 2015 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE)

=> The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/state board, such as CBSE, New Delhi, CISCE, New Delhi etc

=> Intermediate or two year Pre-university examination conducted by a recognized board/university Final examination of the two year course of the joint services wing of the National Defence Academy General certificate education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level High school certificate examination of the Cambridge University

=> Any public school/board/university examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system

=> HSC vocational examination

=> Senior secondary school examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five Subjects

Age Limit: A candidate, whose date of birth falls on or after 01st Oct 1989, is eligible for HSEE-2015 However, in the case of SC/ST/PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, (candidates belonging to these categories/subcategories born on or after 01st Oct 1984 are eligible)

The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th/12th Std.) First Board/Pre-University certificate will be taken as authentic

Merit List:
=> Rank list will be prepared based on the aggregate marks obtained in HSEE-2015. A common rank list made up of candidates who score at least 50% in HSEE-2015 will be prepared Separate rank lists will be prepared corresponding to OBC (NCL)/SC/ST/PD categories

=> Candidates of OBC (NCL) category must score at least 45% in HSEE-2015 exam in order to be in the OBC rank list

=> Candidates of SC/ST categories must score at least 25% in the HSEE-2015, in order to be in their respective rank lists

=> A common rank list will be prepared for PwD candidates

=> To be in the PwD rank list, candidates must score at least 25% in the HSEE-2015 exam in aggregate

=> The ranks/scores of the candidates will be available for viewing in the HSEE website.

HSEE 2015 Application Procedure:

Application Form
=> Application for the HSEE-2015 is only through online mode. The HSEE is an online mode of exam that is conducted in various cities of India. The students can collect the examination center details during the month of May. The candidates can download the application from the website address of The cost of application form is Rs. 1600/- for the general category candidates and it costs Rs. 800/- for the reserved category of students. They can also avail the application form through post by sending a demand draft. The application fee is not for the women candidates. The filled in form can be sent directly to the IIT institution. The medium of instruction is English. The results will be announced in the month of June. The candidates must bring their Birth Certificate, 10th & 12th mark sheet and category certificate during the admission. Also, the above mentioned documents can also be sent through post for verification.

Registration: Log on to the website and select from the menu apply online and follow the instructions on the website

=> Enter all the data as per the instructions

=> The website will prompt you to save your data on the system when necessary

=> After successfully entering the data, click the finalize button

=> After this, you cannot edit your application

=> The system will then generate a printed version of your application along with the Indian Bank Challan Registration is complete only after the payment of examination fee

Fee Details:

Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE). The programme has a total of 46 seats; each streamwill have 23 seats. Allocations of seats to individual Streams will be made based on the academic performance of students (CGPA) during the first three semesters, students' preferences, and availability of seats under each discipline.

All candidates admitted through HSEE will have to pay the following fees:





Second to Tenth


One Time Payment




Semester Fees*




Refundable Caution Deposit




Hostel Deposit




Hostel and other Fees+


Odd Semester: Rs.16,027
Even Semester: Rs.15,100

All fees are subject to variation from time to time.
* SC/ST students are exempted from payment of tuition fees of Rs.3,000/- per semester irrespective of the parental income.
+ Includes mess advance of Rs.10,000/- for 6 months.

HSEE 2015 Important Dates:

HSEE 2015 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

Date of Examination HSEE 2015: SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 (Time: 10.00 to 13.00 hrs)

Courses Offered:

Excellence in higher education in the humanities and social sciences is evidently of growing importance around the world. By imparting quality education through this programme the Institute aims at producing well-rounded indvidiuals with sound training in thehumanities and social sciences to answer the needs of universities, research institutes and commercial and public sector enterprises. The programme draws its strength from the unique mix of streams.

Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
Integrated M.A. in English Studies

Development Studies:
This stream addresses questions of “order and change” in a globalizing world and aims to explore available approaches to fostering development, understood broadly as the goal of providing people the freedom to make their lives better. This will entail studying the web of relationships humans have with each other and the physical world, which can serve both as a constraint and a source of enormous creativity and ingenuity for achieving sustainable development.

How to analyse and address these issues therefore requires knowledge and skills from across the social sciences, which is what the inter-disciplinary area of Development Studies seeks to do. It covers such topics as economic development, the role of the state and markets, globalization, inequality, poverty, gender relations, environment, conflict, new social movements, politics and institutions, and so on. Courses include those in economics, urbanization, gender studies and science and technology studies as well as advanced topics in political philosophy and social theory. Graduates have career opportunities in government, academia, research organisations and industry.

English Studies:

The English Studies stream has been designed for students with sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses. It provides an understanding of literatures in English from around the world with special emphasis on current debates in literary theory, lesser-known literatures and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. It aims to introduce students to language, literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis on critical reading skills that would stand a student in good stead whatever s/he may eventually do in lifeStarting with introductory courses in the basics of language and literature, the stream covers the masters of English literary tradition, as well as major writers from other traditions – Asian, African, Latin American and Continental. A range of genre-based, author-based and period-based courses are offered so that students appreciate different kinds of literature in English in different periods of its history.

Courses in linguistics and the structure and function of natural languages as a system of cognition and communication are parts of this stream. Students are exposed to other Streams such as Economics, Sociology, History, and Philosophy so that they can have a range of career options from academics and editing to journalism and language training.

Test Cities:

List of cities where HSEE will be conducted in 2015
The entrance examination will be conducted in the following nine cities:

1 Bangalore,
2 Chennai,
3 Coimbatore,
4 Hyderabad,
5 Kochi,
6 Kolkata,
7 Mumbai,
8 New Delhi,
9 Thiruvananthapuram

If sufficient number of candidates are not available at any of the above listed cities, the same may be dropped, and the candidates will be allocated to a centre in any of the other cities. The address of an Examination Centre for a candidate will be mentioned in the Admit Card, which can be generated online.

Request from a candidate for change of city/town allotted to him/her will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

HSEE 2015 syllabus and pattern:

The Humanities and Social Science Entrance Exam paper has two sections. The first section questions will be related to English, comprehension skills, analytical skills and quantitative ability. The total time duration for completing part I is 150 minutes. The other section is based on the essay writing on the specified topics and the time given is 30 minutes. This is an online mode of examination not paper based one. Hence, the revaluation process is not possible with this type of entrance examination. So, the students have to pay more attention towards the preparation part of this examination which will enable them to score good marks in the entrance exam.

For more details please contact:

The Chairman, HSEE-2015
JEE Office, IIT Madras
Chennai - 600 036.

Telephone : 044 - 2257 8220
Fax : 2257 8224
E-Mail : [email protected]

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, (IIT Madras)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959.

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